Blatche ‘super excited’ to rejoin Gilas

Blatche ‘super excited’ to rejoin Gilas

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche expressed his excitement as he rejoins Gilas Pilipinas for the start of its daily practices on Monday.“I’m super excited. I can’t wait for tomorrow,” Blatche said on Sunday as he sat courtside during the NLEX-Alaska duel at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Blatche was supposed to arrive to the country on Monday, but the naturalized center came in a few days in advance, flying in on Friday.“My team just allowed me to leave a lot earlier and I accepted that,” the 31-year-old said as he got an early release from his CBA club Xinjiang Flying Tigers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkComing in a better shape compared to his form back in November, Blatche didn’t waste time since arriving in the Philippines as he scheduled a personal shootaround at Meralco Gym on Saturday.“I just try to come here, get used to the ball, and that’s it. It’s a different ball so I try to shoot with that ball again,” he said. UST libero Rivera suffers knee injury vs Ateneo Though the Philippines is a heavy underdog in its duel against Australia on Feburary 22 in the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, Blatche is optimistic that Gilas can pull off the upset as long as it stays together.“We have to work hard as a team, use our strengths, our quickness, our outside shooting,” he said. “If we could do that, I feel we have a good chance.”Blatche joins the rest of Gilas Pilipinas for the first time on Monday afternoon at West Greenhills Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img

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